North Aston

Greenside Cottage

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Bedroom details

2 Bedrooms (Sleeps 4 + cot)

Bedroom 1

1 x king

Bedroom 2

1 x double

As you make your way up the garden path and step through the stable door, you'll not fail to fall for this stunning, 400-year-old thatched cottage. With bags of original features, from the exposed stone walls, wood burning stove and beamed ceilings through to the contemporary touches, such as the underfloor heating, super-luxe beds and fabulously deep, plump sofa, this is a dog-friendly retreat that perfectly blends style with tradition. This tucked-away gem is a comfortable getaway for four, but makes a great little love nest for two and is ideally located to explore the Cotswolds, Oxford and the amazing countryside.

Special 'Just for Two' rate

A special 'Just for Two' rate applies outside of school holidays, peak weeks, bank holidays, Christmas and New Year. At Greenside Cottage the discount is 20%. This is on the basis that only the master bedroom is used during your stay.

If you have any queries or would like to book, please don't hesitate to get in touch on 01872 553 491 or email


The dual-aspect beamed sitting room is a cosy yet light space - perfect for relaxing in. The large Loaf 'Pudding' sofa is super-squishy - made for curling up on in front of the large wood burning stove. We adore the beautiful Persian rug, wide oak floorboards and contemporary artworks, whilst the mid-century armchair and antique Anglo-Indian cabinet make the room truly unique. The cute window seat is the ideal spot for a moment's peace with a cup of tea as you look across the village green, whilst there's a desk and chair too for those who might need to work (though we don't recommend it!).


The relaxed, country-style kitchen oozes charm while affording modern luxuries. The handmade terracotta tiled floor is cool underfoot during warm summer months, but luxurious underfloor heating means toes are kept cosy during winter. The rustic vintage Welsh dresser filled with antique china, Victorian dining table with ash rush-seat chairs, Belfast sink, and beamed ceiling sit harmoniously next to the Smeg induction range cooker, Nespresso coffee machine and all the other modern-day equipment you'll need to rustle up meals and snacks. This is a warm, friendly space and we love the solid wooden work surfaces, elegant blue cabinets and stable door that leads out into the cottage garden.


There are two gorgeous bedrooms to retire to at the end of the day. The master bedroom, with vaulted beamed ceiling and idyllic views over the village green, boasts a king-sized Loaf 'Margot' bed with sumptuous pillow-top mattress for a blissful night's sleep. In addition, there's a large closet to tuck clothes away in. The second bedroom is equally pretty with a wrought-iron double bed, gorgeous limed oak furniture, beamed vaulted ceiling and a lovely aspect. Both bedrooms have sumptuous bedding and linens to slip between at the end of the day, lovely original artwork, serene Farrow & Ball painted walls and soft Persian rugs.


Upstairs you'll find the bright, beamed bathroom with extra-deep bath (for those all-important soaks) and a separate walk-in shower with huge 300mm rainfall head - perfect for waking you up in the morning. There's a heated rail to keep towels warm and fluffy, and we love the Belfast sink too!

Outdoor space

The large, beautifully landscaped cottage garden (abundantly stocked with mature trees, David Austin roses, spring bulbs and fragrant summer perennials) is just divine and comes complete with a sunny terrace area with a teak table under a rose and wisteria-covered pergola, benches and steamer chairs for alfresco meals, as well as a Weber gas BBQ. This lush, south-facing space is an idyllic spot for sundowners - a place to relax in at the end of a busy day out exploring. If you want a lazy day, it's a hideaway from the world when all you want to do is relax with a good book and a G&T. It is completely enclosed and dog safe too.


There is private parking to the side of the property, plus a charging point for electric cars.


Babies are welcome, but please bring your own equipment.


Two dogs are very welcome at Greenside Cottage. There is a very pretty, fully enclosed garden for dogs to safely explore. Please note, there is an additional fee per dog, per week or short break.


Greenside Cottage has superfast broadband so if you need to stay in touch with the outside world you can.

In the Area

Greenside Cottage is easily reached, being less than two hours from London, and surrounded by gorgeous countryside to explore. The village of North Aston sits on a bluff above the Cherwell Valley, which has numerous public footpaths perfect for long dog walks. The Cotswolds are on your doorstep and making time to visit the chocolate-box villages and towns is a must - from Stow-on-the-Wold to Bourton-on-the-Water and everywhere in between. Of course, you're close to Oxford so a day exploring this stunning university town is a must - whether it's delving in the museums, visiting a college or two or enjoying bit of retail therapy in the covered market. There are fabulous places to eat too, from country inns to chic restaurants. Half the fun is discovering them for yourself, but close by you'll find The White Horse in Duns Tew, SoHo Farmhouse in Great Tew and Daylesford Organic in Kingham are all nearby, while the excellent Yurt Café at Nicholson's Nursery is literally around the corner from the cottage.

Our delightful thatched cottage for four promises a romantic escape near the Cotswolds, with cute cottage interiors and a wood burner. It's dog friendly too!

At a glance

From £1,035 for a long weekend or mid week break.

Sleeps 4 + cot | | Dogs welcome

Key features

Al Fresco eating

Autumnal escapes

Electric car charging point

Fabulous restaurants and bars nearby

Ideal Honeymoon spot

Large, enclosed garden


Thatched cottage

Workcation Retreat

Dog friendly

Wood Burner

Perfect For Couples


Country Houses

Lower Occupancy Rate

Boutique country chic

Within 3 hours of London

check in / check out days

Short breaks:

  • Mid Week Breaks (Mon to Fri) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Long Weekends (Fri to Mon) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Short breaks are not available at Christmas and New Year.


  • A 13 deposit & £40 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £38 per pet per week or short break
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We know how gorgeous our retreats are, but don’t just take our word for it – here’s what previous guests say about Greenside Cottage:

A hidden secret getaway that’s in a lovely village and superbly located for London. We loved every bit of our stay. Lots to do (and eat) within very easy reach of the cottage. Absolutely fantastic and magical. Every detail was thought of. Loved the authentic decor. Owners kept in good touch. Loved the electric charger - modern, sustainable!

This cottage reminded me of the cottage in “The Holiday” movie! So charming, romantic and cosy. The garden was delightful also, with little pockets of interest. All in all we had a wonderful stay. Thank you.

A truly stunning cottage retreats with lovely decor, a beautiful traditional cottage garden, in a perfect little village and area. It exceeded our expectations and we are already talking about going back!

An incredible stay in an incredible cottage! The loveliest of gardens, the squishiest of sofas, the comfiest of beds… Thank you for the fizz and treats, it made an incredible stay even more special.

As in Christmas 2019, we had a wonderful time here, wishing, however that the weather would have allowed more time in the lovely garden! Thank you for the champagne and the treats - they were very much appreciated. We will come back for sure!

Lovely stay, dogs enjoyed and lovely memories. Thanks for the bubbles, it was a lovely touch. The fire was cosy - we will be back.

Amazing birthday weekend with wonderful sunny weather. Visited Stow, Bourton, and walked between Upper and Lower Oddington. The cottage was beautiful and well equipped. A delight to find everything we needed in the kitchen. Truly a home from home. Thank you for the bubbly and treats.

The cottage is an excellent retreat for anyone wanting to spend a few days in peace and quiet. The cottage also benefits from easy access to local organic shops and a great restaurant by name Yurt. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this place. The hosts extended a very warm welcome with some bread, cake and champagne on arrival. Overall a great experience.

A wonderful cottage! Thank you so much. The welcome package and champagne was a lovely touch. Trevor the labradoodle settled right in - I think he wants to stay. Dog towels are a fantastic idea. The decor and little touches are beautiful. Thank you!

A beautiful retreat in a lovely location and dog friendly too !

Another relaxing stay in your beautiful cottage. The garden was as glourious as we remembered. Greenside Cottage is absolutely gorgeous. We loved every minute and hope to be back soon.

On arriving at the chocolate box perfect cottage we were not disappointed. The interior is in keeping with the cottage but with a contemporary influence. With all mod cons our stay was perfect. Outside the English cottage garden is beautiful, we had such a relaxing time, we will dear be back.

We had to change our holiday plans twice because of the Covid pandemic but it was worth it! We really enjoyed this charming cottage and the English countryside.

Thank you so much. What a beautiful cottage. We had a wonderful time!

We had a lovely, quiet week in the cottage. Really lovely home and we instantly felt at home here. The garden is lovely and well enclosed for our dog Hugo.

Very cosy and comfy cottage, especially loved the whistling kettle!

Our third time at this lovely cottage and gorgeous garden. We can't wait to return again!

To any who are contemplating this cottage - If you are looking for a restful, warm, relaxing place to rest your head, mind and spirit for a while, this cottage is a perfect recipe of convenience, modern connection and old world charm and pace.

We so enjoyed our stay at this comfortable cottage, and the added care package with champagne was a thoughtful treat. We profited of some great walks in the area, and a great pub lunch at The Falkland Arms.

Loved it! Especially the garden and the kitchen

We adore Greenside Cottage (our second stay) and instantly feel relaxed and at home. The garden is like stepping into a secret garden and it's delightful to brunch and dine under the pergola and rambling rose. We even had a couple of visits from Bob the bunny and felt as though we were part of a Beatrix Potter story! Our mid-week break left us feeling more relaxed than most other holidays, though we'd have loved to have stayed for longer! Thank you!

We had a lovely time. It was extremely clean and we felt really comfortable and relaxed.

Cosy, clean, beautiful decor . Would recommend!!

We had a wonderful half-term week in this cosy cottage with our 5 year-old daughter - everyone loved the cosy house, the beautiful garden, and the great location, as well as the basket of treats on arrival!

Dream cottage. Super cost, excellent service and I would definitely come back!

A lovely cottage and garden to wander round.

A beautifully decorated cottage - cosy and comfortable!

'Very relaxing weekend at this extremely comfortable cottage. Lots of long walks with our dog'- October 2021

'Came here for a few nights after our wedding for our mini- moo. What a fantastic cottage in amongst a beautiful setting. We couldn't fault anything- the only complaint is we couldn't stay longer' - October 2021

''What a beautiful and idyllic cottage! Thank you so much for the gifts of champagne, eggs, biscuits etc - such a wonderful touch to add to our really great stay! Bertie the dog loved curling up by the wood burner, Charlie loved crawling and exploring the garden and we loved just sitting outside in your gorgeous garden in the evening before retiring to the wood burner too! We hope to be back very very soon and thank you for the wonderful stay! Until next time!' - August 2021

'A wonderful stay - lovely garden.' - July 2021

'A long awaited return to your idyllic cottage, aspirated only by lockdowns! The garden is looking glorious.' - June 2021

'Dream cottage. Super cosy, excellent service and I would definitely come back!' - October 2020

'Excellent! We will definitely be back' - October 2020

'Quiet cottage with lovely garden. The flowers on the window sill and the champagne in the fridge were lovely touches. Great to have Nicholsons nursery and its yurt for breakfast just round the corner. The owner was very solicitous and helpful. A quaint and quiet cottage where we felt at home, within easy striking distance of Oxford and the beautiful gardens of the Cotswolds' - September 2020

'Just to let you know we have arrived safely at your lovely cottage and found the champagne in the fridge - for which much thanks! The flowers are also a lovely touch and everything is extremely clean. Thank you'- September 2020

'An amazing garden and very pretty. Loved the fire and logs and the welcome phone call. Would definitely come to Boutique retreats first again!!!' - August 2020

'A lovely cottage with an amazing garden. Lovely walks on the doorstep' - August 2020

'Beautifully furnished, very comfortable beds, some really lovely touches.' - March 2020

'Excellent week. The weather behaved, allowing us pleasant trips to London, Blenheim, Oxford and the local area. We can recommend the Yurt next door at Nicholson's for afternoon tea.' - March 2020

'Very relaxing week - lovely, comfortable cottage. Many thanks for the champagne, eggs, butter, etc - a lovely thought and much appreciated. How nice to stay in a place with good beds and furnishings. Lovely touches everywhere. Very many thanks.' - February 2020

'We had the pleasure to spend Christmas at Greenside Cottage. We felt so comfortable in the cosy home. Very well equipped and we'll definitely come again at a time year when we can also use this wonderful garden. Thank you so much for the Champagne, the Christmas tree and all the other things that were left at our disposal.' - December 2019

'What a great holiday! Beautiful house, great amenities, fantastic garden and all so wonderfully taken care of. Hope to return soon' - October 2019

'Fantastic 4 day break - The fizz and dog gifts were a lovely touch! Woodburner so cosy, garden is lovely - all lovely! Hope to return one day' - September 2019

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